If you watched the royal wedding, you were likely captivated by Meghan Markle's mother, Doria Ragland. She glowed with emotion and pride throughout her daughter's wedding to Prince Harry, and with that historic day now behind her, Ragland has reportedly spent some time reflecting on the nuptials and has decided on a favorite moment. That standout memory? Well, it'll probably surprise you.
"Doria is saying the biggest highlight of the wedding, of course after watching her daughter say 'I do' to the man she loves, was meeting the Queen," a source told Us Weekly. "It would have been extremely intimidating for anyone, but Meghan and Harry really did a marvelous job of preparing her [with] what to expect."
Prince Harry personally helped Ragland adjust to having royal in-laws. He made sure to tell her "numerous stories about the queen as a grandmother and what she [means] to him," the insider continued. Meghan's mother, a social worker, officially met Queen Elizabeth the day before the newlyweds' ceremony. She, the monarch, Prince Harry, and Meghan all sat down for afternoon tea at Windsor Castle, the couple's wedding venue.
Ragland's time with the Queen came shortly after her introduction to the rest of the royal family. She spent time with Prince Charles, Duchess Camilla, Prince William, and Kate Middleton, and even got to meet the youngest generation of royals, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Her bond with the Prince of Wales was particularly evident on the wedding day. Charles and Ragland joined hands as they left St. George's Chapel quire to witness the signing of Harry and Meghan's official wedding documents—a warm gesture that did not go unnoticed.